Caroline Elkins

Caroline Elkins is a professor of history and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is best known for her work on British colonialism in Kenya and her book 'Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya', which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2006. Her research has focused on colonial violence and the end of the British Empire.


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  1. 1. Imperial Reckoning

    "Imperial Reckoning" is a historical account of the British Empire's brutal suppression of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya during the 1950s. The book reveals the atrocities committed by the British colonial government, including mass detention, torture, and forced labor, which resulted in the death of tens of thousands of Kenyans. It also exposes the systemic efforts to cover up these crimes and the lasting impact on Kenya's social and political landscape.

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